Dr. Hung-Rong Yen

 

Academic Degree(s)

M.D., Ph.D.

 

E-Mail

hungrongyen@gmail.com

 

Current Position

  • Director, Research Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine, The Aim for the Top University Plan, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan.
  • Division Head, Division of Chinese Pediatrics, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan

 

Professional Experience

  • President, Taiwan Chinese Medical Association for Children and Adolescents, Taiwan
  • Director, Executive Committee, Taiwan Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinical Competence Association, Taiwan
  • Executive Secretary, Research Ethic Committee, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan

 

Education & Training

  • M.D., School of Chinese Medicine, China Medical College, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Ph.D., Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Sciences, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Division of Hematopoiesis and Immunology, Department of Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.

 

Awards

  • 2007-2008 Taiwan Elite Scholarship for Study Abroad, Ministry of Education, Taiwan
  • 2009-2010 Taiwan Merit Scholarship by Graduate Students Study Abroad Program, National Science Council, Taiwan
  • 2012 Best Teaching Award, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
  • 2014 Elite Physician, China Medical University Hospital, Taiwan
  • 2017 The American Association of Immunologists Laboratory Travel Grant, Washington D.C., U.S.A.

 

Research Grants

  • Collaboration of Western and traditional Chinese medical healthcare for the treatment of children with allergic disorders. Ministry of Health and Welfare. Jan 2017-Dec 2018
  • Efficacy and Immunological Mechanism of Calycosin on Rheumatoid Arthritis. Ministry of Science & Technology. Aug 2016-Jul 2019
  • Center Program: Research Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Aim for the Top University Plan, Ministry of Education. Apr 2014-Dec 2017
  • Clinical efficacy of acupuncture in patients with fibromyalgia: A randomized controlled clinical trial. Ministry of Education Apr 2014-Dec 2016
  • Functional and mechanistic studies of pterostilbene on CD4 TH17 immunity and autoimmune diseases. Ministry of Science & Technology. Aug 2013-Jul 2016

 

Committee & Membership

  • President, Taiwan Chinese Medical Association for Children and Adolescents, Taiwan
  • Director, Executive Committee, Taiwan Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinical Competence Association, Taiwan
  • Executive Secretary, Research Ethic Committee, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan

 

Selected Publication

  • Yen HR, Harris TJ, Wada S, Grosso JF, Getnet D, Goldberg MV, Liang KL, Bruno TC, Pyle KJ, Chan SL, Anders RA, Trimble CL, Adler AJ, Lin TY, Pardoll DM, Huang CT, Drake CG*. Tc17 CD8 T cells: Functional plasticity and subset diversity. Journal of Immunology. 2009 Dec; 183(11):7161-7168.
  • Wu S, Rhee KJ, Albesiano E, Rabizadeh S, Wu X, Yen HR, Huso DL, Brancati FL, Wick E, McAllister F, Housseau F, Pardoll DM, Sears CL*. A human colonic commensal promotes colon tumorigenesis via activation of T helper type 17 T cell responses. Nature Medicine. 2009 Sep; 15(9):1016-1022.
  • Dang EV, Barbi J, Yang HY, Jinasena D, Yu H, Zheng Y, Bordman Z, Fu J, Kim Y, Yen HR, Luo W, Zeller K, Shimoda L, Topalian SL, Semenza GL, Dang CV, Pardoll DM, Pan F. Control of TH17/Treg Balance by Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1. Cell 2011 Sep; 146(5): 772-784.
  • Huang TP, Liu PH, Lien AS, Yang SL, Chang HH, Yen HR*. Characteristics of traditional Chinese medicine use in children with asthma: a nationwide population-based study. Allergy. 2013 Dec;68(12):1610–1613.
  • Yen HR#, Yeh YC#, Jiang RS, Wang RC, Huang WC, Chen SC, Lin BS, Liang KL. Dose-response relationship of specific allergen exposure-induced immunological tolerance: a mouse model. International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. 2015 Sep; 5(9):784-93.2015 (#Co-first authors)
  • Wu MY, Huang MC, Chiang JH, Sun MF, Lee YC, Yen HR*. Acupuncture Decreased the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Fibromyalgia Patients in Taiwan: A Nationwide Matched-Cohort Study. Arthritis Research & Therapy. 2017 Feb 28;19(1):37.
  • Liao YC, Chou CY, Chang CT, Li TC, Sun MF, Chang HH, Tsai FJ, Yen HR*. Qi deficiency is associated with depression in chronic hemodialysis patients. Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 2017 Feb; 30:102-106.
  • Fleischer T, Chang TT, Chiang JH, Sun MF, Yen HR*. Improved Survival With Integration of Chinese Herbal Medicine Therapy in Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia: A Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study. Integrative Cancer Therapies. 2017 Jun;16(2):156-164.
  • Lai CY, Wu MY, Chiang JH, Sun MF, Chen YH, Chang CT, Lin JG, Yen HR*. Utilization of Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine among patients with Alzheimer's disease in Taiwan: a nationwide population-based study. European Journal of Neurology. 2017 Sep;24(9):1166-1172.
  • Lien ASY, Tsai JL, Lee JT, Wu MY, Jiang YD, Yen HR*. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Lifestyle Modification on Metabolic Control in Overweight Children. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017; 2017:5681909